The Home Repair Program in Kansas City

Nov 17

Many Municipalities offer a sewer line repair program to help offset the expenses a homeowner incurs during replacement of their sewer lateral.  North Kansas City offers a program which is broader and encompasses more home repairs.  The Minor Home Repair Discount Program: this program is intended to provide incentives through discounts for material and basic supplies for exterior home repairs. Encourage continued maintenance of properties.  Provide outreach to citizens, bringing awareness of minimum maintenance regulations.  Assist with resources and reduce costly code enforcement action.  Focus on minor exterior repairs and improvements such as exterior paint, windows, flashing, roof, gutters, foundations, exterior walls, porches and entryway sidewalks and create a sense of community by encouraging leaseholders to work with property owners. The program will offer Discount Vouchers for material and supplies. (Voucher discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or coupons).  Vouchers can be redeemed to purchase materials and supplies at participating North Kansas City businesses. Discounts apply to materials and supplies from approved materials list.  Vouchers will be offered to any North Kansas City homeowner or long term occupant/leaseholder.  Recipients may also be eligible to apply for future incentives. Upon approval, vouchers can be redeemed at participating North Kansas City businesses for materials and supplies from approved materials list:  Paint, Paint supplies such as: paintbrushes, rollers, paint tray, scraper, tape, sandpaper, caulking, drop cloth, plastic,  House trim materials,  Roofing material , Concrete, asphalt and mortar supplies, Siding, Guttering, Window repair,  Porch stairs, railing and guards, Fencing,.  Tools do not qualify for discount.  Approved materials may very per vendor. Kansas City, looking for plumbing assistance?  Perma-Liner Industries has partnered with the most qualified, certified professionals in your area.  For our best referral please call us or go online to www.perma-liner.com/1-866-336-2568: The Home Repair Program in Kansas...

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Kansas City’s Conversion to Automated Water Systems

Nov 02

Kansas City’s Conversion to Automated Water Systems

The Kansas City Water Supply Treatment Plant is operated by Kansas City’s Water Services, which also handles water distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and storm water management for 600,000 customers, in addition to serving 33 wholesale customers in the region. The city’s first water plant opened in 1875. A new facility built in 1928 increased capacity from 5.0 to 110 mgd, and a 1950s upgrade raised that to 207 mgd. Today, the plant is permitted for 240 mgd and delivers an average of 104 mgd. Raw water from the Missouri River and a wellfield is pumped to six primary basins for settling and chemical addition (polymer and return lime sludge from the secondary basins). After chlorine, lime, potassium permanganate and ammonia addition, the water goes to six secondary settling basins. It is treated with carbon dioxide and, if needed, with carbon to improve taste and odor before moving to six final settling basins. From there, the water enters the plant’s 36 filters and is treated with fluoride and phosphate. The utility is adding a new water tower in the northeast section of the city and rehabilitating a major pumping station with seven 30 mgd (million gallons/day) pumps and another station with four 25 mgd pumps. The plant’s greatest challenge is keeping the equipment in good repair and replacing older equipment with new technology.  That said, Kansas City, Perma-Liner Industries can help! We’ve got just the right thing to get you all set for the winter months, too!  If your crew isn’t installing and curing lines in less than an hour, we’re here to offer you our cutting edge steam cure technology.   For year-round productivity using 100% solids epoxy, get the Stinger Steam Cure System = problem solved! To find out how, go to www.perma-liner.com or call us @...

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Kansas City’s Home Repair Program for Sewer

Sep 25

Kansas City’s Home Repair Program for Sewer

Kansas City’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department has a program that will benefit homeowners who live in Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties.  This program assists residents who need to make minor repairs to their property.  It is an income based program and follows the HUD 2015 guidelines.  The applications are being accepted this month starting in September and continuing through the end of October.  Homeowners may submit an application for household maintenance which includes, but is not limited to, Plumbing – main water lines, which may include branch lines and water heater Plumbing – sewer mains, which may include branch lines.  There are requirements to enroll in this program. Applicants must own and reside on the property to be repaired.  If home repair assistance was received in the last five years, you are not eligible to apply. Properties must also be single family residences.  Once the application is completed and meets all the criteria, it is sent to the Housing and Energy Conservation Services Section.  Eligible applicants will receive one service in accordance to the Community Development Block Grant which was established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States. Looking for a highly recommended plumber?  Perma-Liner Industries has partnered with the best plumbers in your area to provide you with outstanding service.  We provide only the best referrals for licensed and certified professionals.  Call us or go online to see how we can help.  1-866-336-2568 or...

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Columbia College’s Long-standing Infrastructure

Aug 21

Columbia College’s Long-standing Infrastructure

School is in session!  An exciting time for freshman and upper-class men alike. One of the things that may not be a topic that is frequently thought of, is the underground infrastructure and building history of some of the most attended colleges. Understandably so, but in many cases there is a rich historical background to consider.  Such is the case with Columbia College of Missouri.  Did you know that the initial infrastructure was a problem when the school was founded and the first classes were held in an unfinished mansion? The College began as a Christian Female College, receiving its charter from the Missouri Legislature on January 18, 1851, making it the first women’s college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by state legislature. Columbia was also home to Stephens College, founded in 1833 and chartered in 1856. And by that time there were 150 students, including 85 boarders.  Now there are many changes, including renovations to buildings and enhancements to underground infrastructures, as well.  But, many of the late day buildings remain intact. The St. Clair has stood the test of time, as it is the main administration building. St. Clair was built in 1900 from pressed brick and Bedford stone in an Elizabethan style and still a mainstay of the college along with other sturdy infrastructures. Kansas City and St. Louis, SAVE THE DATE!! The 88th Annual WEFTEC (the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference) is taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, from September 26-30, 2015 and Perma-Liner Industries will be there!  Come check us out.  We will be at booth #804 and we’d like to provide info, as well as, answer all of the questions you may have about trenchless, Cured in Place Pipelining.  It’s our specialty and we want to share it with you.  The conference is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and...

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Sewer and Water 101

Jun 30

Sewer and Water 101

Summer is indeed here in all its glory.  We know that means rainfall is here, too.  In fact, in many parts of the country we have had record setting storms.  Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system.  As a nation, we have over 700 communities that utilize combined sewer systems.  There are some Cities that have separate sewer systems but this is no small financial investment.  Even so, municipalities have the burden of making sure these systems are functioning. It can pose a health risk and even more financial strain if they are not. There are small contributions the residents of any community can make to keep overflows to a minimum.  With a combined effort, each small attempt will add up to bigger and better successes.  A few good suggestions are:  1. use less water during a storm.  Showering, flushing the toilet and doing laundry should be avoided, if possible. 2. Please don’t litter.  Strom drains can be affected when garbage is near and subsequently can raise the possibility of overflows even in dry weather.  3.  When in doubt of how to accurately dispose of household products, consult with your local waste management dept. 4.  You’ll save money on your water bill AND be a team player at the same time with a mindful approach to how much water you are using.  Also, remember to fix any leaky areas in your home. Perma-Liner Industries is here to help you.  Before a problem exists, we can repair and rehabilitate the pipelines in your underground infrastructure saving you time, energy and money.  Since 1999, we have developed state of the art equipment and we specialize in trenchless, Cured in Place Pipe that is eco-friendly.  Call us or go online to www.perma-liner.com to find out how we can assist...

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